Read what parents are saying about Buena High School
I attended two events in Fall 2018 in the evening when there was no toilet paper in any of the bathroom stalls. One of the students said, "They are often out of toilet paper." We are actively looking for a job in another state. After a year in this school, we can't afford for our children's education to suffer any more than it already has. The solutions that the district is proposing to solve the money crisis do not address the cause of the issue. The state of Arizona needs to wake up and support education. The school district has less money because of a drop in enrollment. It has a drop in enrollment because of the terrible conditions. This spiral will continue until significant change happens.
Posted by a parent on 7/10/2019
Overall, this past year was our first. Very disappointed with admin, district and inability to openly communicate. If you have other choices for your student, I recommend looking in those. Unfortunately this is the only public high school readily available in the area. There are others; charter, private and out of district. They are all equally much smaller in student population and will each have limits on academic offerings. However at the rate Buena and SV district is going, what higher academic courses they once offered, will no longer be. So disappointed in this community and it's leadership. Have they forgotten that these students are our future leaders? It's our job to provide academic opportunity to prepare them for college and employment beyond H.S. with viable skills and knowledge.
Posted by a parent on 5/15/2019
Administration does not care about students or teachers all they care about is their bottom line. Jobs are cut including SpEd Para positions and not replaced. Teachers are leaving in droves and being totally disrespected by admin. The new Superintendent and Principal just don't care...the office is locked and you can't see the principal without an appt. what does that tell you? The teachers work hard and care about the kids...it's a shame the district doesn't!
Posted by a community member on 4/19/2019
Horrible. Beware: some teachers are passing kids through with assigning a 50% grade instead of 0% for work not handed in. This is applied unequally with some teachers doing it while others don't. It is also applied unequally with some failing students getting this help, but no C,B, or A average students receiving this favor. Disgraceful.
Posted by a parent on 3/14/2019
The teachers do not stick to the curriculum, and do a poor job (for the most part) of educating their students. There is not much help for students falling behind, but there are many opportunities for students who do exceptionally well.
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Sierra Vista schools - Buena High School is located at 5225 East Buena School Boulevard, Sierra Vista AZ 85635. Buena High School is in the Sierra Vista Unified District. Buena High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7-12.